Cluster of coronavirus cases linked to bowling club

NHS Highland says 13 positive Covid-19 tests related to private event held in Argyll and Bute.

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A cluster of coronavirus cases in Argyll and Bute has been linked to a bowling club.

NHS Highland says 13 confirmed cases of Covid-19 are related to a private event that took place at Cove and Kilcreggan Bowling Club on September 7.

The board said its health protection team was now carrying out testing and tracing.

Dr Jenny Wares, NHS Highland’s consultant in public health medicine, said:  “This is an evolving situation and work is continuing to follow up cases and their contacts with those contacted being advised to self-isolate and seek testing if symptomatic.

“We would also like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that the virus can recur even in rural communities and so everyone should continue to adhere to physical distancing guidelines, wear a face-covering when in enclosed spaces, clean your hands and surfaces regularly and immediately self-isolate if you develop symptoms.”